Hydra’s history is long and rich.
Hydra has a vast cultural history dating back to the early years of the 20th century
The “Feast of the Almond” is a musical feast-ritual welcoming the upcoming spring. It has been celebrated for many decades on Hydra, beginning in the first decades of
Hydra’s animal welfare organization was established in 2007 to care for the local cat and equine populations.
The name “Apokreas” derivies from the Greek phrase Apoxh apo kreas, literally meaning “goodbye to meat.” Similarly, the word “carnivale” derives from the Latin carne,
Located about 5 minutes by foot outside Hydra Town heading west along the cost road, the Avlaki neighborhood consists of a beautiful, small bay and
While not quite as prominent as Easter, or Pascha, Christmas is still an important holiday celebrated on Hydra, as witnessed by the festive lights and
Clean Monday (Καθαρά Δευτέρα) marks the beginning of Lent in the Greek Orthodox Church. Following on the heels of Sunday’s Carnival festivities (and perhaps indulgences), the
View a graphic with various indicators of the climate on Hydra.
Constantine was born in Kiafa district of Hydra, from pious parents, Michael and Marina and raised in barren and rugged rock of the island. At
Hydra’s flag is rich in symbolism.
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A general introduction to the island
Hydra’s windmills offer insight into the island’s economic and demographic history.
Mansions, museums, churches, statues, monuments, and other points of interest. To see locations, click here.
On March 25, Greeks celebrate the Greek National Anniversary, a major religious holiday with military parades in the larger towns and cities, celebrating Greece’s victory
The neighborhood of Kala Pigadia (Good Wells) takes its name from the freshwater wells at its back. These are only functioning public wells left on
The traditional and picturesque fishing village of Kaminia (Kilns) is located to west of Hydra Harbor along the coast road.
The first Albanian families to settle on Hydra in the 1600s built their homes away from the main port, living on the higher slopes above the harbor in
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